Cross Country Volleyball
The Numbers DoN’T Lie: ramey aThLeTics
Witnesses Record Participation
To begin the 2014-2015 school year, the level of participation among Ramey School student-athletes has sky-rocketed!
During the fall season, three different sports programs (co-ed cross country, boys soccer, girls volleyball) have filled their rosters with
110 athletes and managers in grades 7th-12th. This figure represents an increase of 20 students from the same time last year. The
return of the boy’s varsity soccer team has boosted these numbers, along with an even distribution of athletes from each grade level.
October 8th , 2014 Volume 8, Issue 2
The total enrollment in grades 7 – 12 is 197 students, indicating that 56% of our students are involved this fall season.
Distributed by grade level, the numbers reflect the following:
% of Grade Level
A special recognition to the senior class who lead the way in athletic participation with 65% of their class participating! Go Bombers!
Cross Country Opens PRHSAA Campaign At New Location
Big Crowds Cheer Runners at New DRD Spectator-Friendly Site
The 2014 Puerto Rico High School Athletic Alliance
(PRHSAA) kicked off this past Friday October 3rd at the Departamento
de Recreacion y Deportes facility in
San Juan (Miramar). This new
location is completely off-road and
allows fans to watch approximately
75% of the entire race. An exceptional field of runners representing
23 of the 27 alliance schools competed to start the season. In total,
424 runners participated in the first competition, marking a record
number for The Alliance. The girl’s varsity division included over
100 runners for the first time in PRHSAA history.
The Bombers ran
to an impressive 25 personal records (PR’s) in this first meet,
along with another 9 harriers posting season best (SB’s) marks.
These numbers reflect 85% of our team running to PR’s or SB’s
on a brand new course. Highlighting the night for Ramey were
Captain Sebastian Torres and Drew Gonzales, who ran to a 2nd
and 3rd place finish; 5:32 and 5:34, respectively. Additionally, the
Bombers were led by Carla Ortiz who ran to an 8th place finish in
her very first meet; posting a 6:37 in the 1 mile. Leading the way
for Ramey were the following athletes who placed in the Top
Fifteen Overall: Carla Ortiz - Sebastian Torres - Drew Gonzales Jan Collazo
Results can be found at www.tiemposdellegada.com
PRHSAA season continues with four additional meets in October,
with the championship competition to be held on October 31st.
The Girls Varsity Volleyball Team is currently in
fourth place in the PRHSAA Division B volleyball standings
with a record of 1-2. Our losses have been against Colegio
Rosabell and Wesleyan Academy, while our league win was
against Antilles Military Academy.
The Varsity Team attended the San Carlos Invitational Volleyball Tournament on September 25-27 and
made it through to the semi-finals with wins against Interamerican High School of San German and Masis School of
Añasco before losing to Rincon High School in the semifinals. The tournament was a good experience for the team
and gave us an opportunity to play against schools we don’t
normally face in the regular league season.
The Lady Bombers next game is away versus Tasis (JV) and
Antilles Military Academy (V) on October 9, 2014.
We would like to invite the entire Ramey community to attend our games and support the lady Bombers We
are the Bombers, we are the BEST!
CC Harriers Sweep AMS/AHS In Every Squad Category
On Thursday September 18th the Ramey Bombers Cross Country team hosted Fort
Buchanan at the Aguadilla track in the “Fourth Annual Dual In The Sun”. This dual test featured
just Ramey and Antilles Middle and High School, which provided a great pre-season indicator for
both teams. Pacing the Bombers were the following athletes who finished first in their respective
Girls 7/8 Division:
Boys 7/8 Division:
Boys Junior Varsity: Jan Collazo
Many new runners experienced their first test against rival competition. In total, 36
harriers earned a personal or season best in this meet. A special recognition to the MOP (Most
Outstanding Performance) award winners from the Dual In the Sun: Jada Solomon and Jake
Gomez! This was a great day for the Ramey Bombers!
Seventh / Eighth Grade Start
Ramey Athletic Attendance
During the 2013 – 2014 school year, the athletic department developed a new award to
recognize Ramey student-athletes who demonstrate 100% attendance at all practices and games.
In the first year of this new award, just seven athletes earned this distinguished recognition.
Let us take a moment to clarify the GUIDELINES for the award:
1. You must participate in a minimum of two sports.
2. You must be present at all practices and competitions.
3. Exception: School related study trips approved in advance by your coach.
A returning three sport athlete, current varsity volleyball player and 100% attendance
award winner, Raquel Montalvo stated the following regarding the importance of attendance:
“Without dedication and determination, you will never gain success.”
This award will be presented at the End of the Year / Spring athletic banquet. The
award is a T-shirt that indicates your achievement with an emphasis on the value of attendance.
Coach Cobb’s goal for 2014 – 2015 is an increase from 7 athletes the previous year to 14 athletes in
2014 – 2015; a 100% increase! The early numbers are a good indicator that Ramey is witnessing
improved attendance in the athletic program. Through August and September,
athletes are currently maintaining 100% attendance, distributed amongst the following sports:
% of Team
Co-Ed Cross Country 42
Junior Varsity / Varsity Start
The Varsity Boys Soccer is back “online” for the first
time since the 2011 season. Led by Coach Kristine “Yeck”
Yeckley, the team has had an extremely challenging yet respectable start. They took on the perennially tough Wesleyan
Academy in the home season opener, and tied 1-1.
Next, the Bombers took on Baldwin School and loss
2-1 as the Bulls scored the winning goal in the waning moments
of the game. Two solid performances against the top ranked
teams of the division.
As of late, however, the teams’ performance has
declined somewhat. The Bombers have struggled to deal with
injuries to several key players: Xavier Acevedo with a fractured
wrist; Joey Torres with a back injury; and Andre Gonzalez with
an injured pelvis. However, as they say, “When the going gets
tough, the tough get going.” After suffering a severe loss to the
St. John’s Hurricane, the team has regrouped behind goalkeeper David Pastrana, and the staunch defense of Jean Concepcion, Evan Fernandez, Edwin Rodriguez, and Mike Rodriguez.
The midfield have been working hard to keep up the pace of
meeting the needs of offense and defense. Standouts include:
Marcos Lopez, Joey Torres, and Victor Martinez. While newcomers David Caban and Derrick Beauchamp have done a
splendid job in filling in for the injured starters. Nicholas Velazquez and Jose Quiñones have held their own as forwards.
Our boys are mending, and hopefully, we will be
back and ready to meet new challenges ahead. Lets go Ramey,
November 6, 2014